The Road Home: The Legacy that was, is, and is to Come

The Road Home: The Legacy that was, is, and is to Come

by Judy Sheer Watters


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Stopping just inside the door, he quickly took in the diner and then saw her. He slowly removed his gray fedora hat to reveal his wavy black hair. "Good morning," he said, "I'm Nathan, the new cook. I guess it's time to put the eggs on for breakfast."

And that's how it all starts-a boy from a New York City orphanage well versed in the school of hard knocks meets a country girl who thinks she wants a life of travel and excitement. Together they show how living an honest, but sometimes hilarious life is essential to a happy family.

The Road Home brings fun, laughter, a few tears, and rich recollections of an innocent time of life. Through 28 Life Lessons from a small farm in Pennsylvania, Daddy and Mom teach their young children to

♥ Know what you want in life

♥ Make wise choices

♥ Know when to get out of Dodge

♥ Never tarnish your good name

♥ Never invent a heritage

And so many more. It doesn't matter if you grew up in the middle of a bustling city or on a farm in the country, you will relate to and be able to recall the same life lessons. These stories will lead you to write your own stories for your generations to come.

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Publisher's Comment:

At first I thought The Road Home was just a warm remembrance, a memoir of the life of the author's father. It is much, more than life on a farm in Pennsylvania. It is twenty-eight life lessons she fondly recalls being imparted throughout his life and her time with him. Like a collection of precious parables, this recount of a man's journey becomes a roadmap for future generations. Life Lesson #13 is my favorite.

About the Author

Judy Watters' love of writing started in second grade with Mrs. Harrison at the Charleston Elementary School. Her childhood home, a 100-acre farm snuggled into the hillside halfway between Welsh Settlement and Cherry Flats in north central Pennsylvania, offered a huge playground and a wealth of story ideas. Her teaching career has provided even more. She is a board member of Story Circle Network, member of Faith Writers, Christian Writers' Group of San Antonio, co-leader of Hill Country Christian Writers and instructor of Legacy Writers. Judy and her husband reside in Spring Branch, Texas, and with their three children have created a legacy of their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988643314
Publisher: Judy Sheer Watters
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Judy Sheer Watters, retired English teacher and secondary principal, leads Hill Country Legacy Writers, and Hill Country Christian Writers. She is a freelance writer, editor, and co-owner of Franklin Scribes Publishers. Judy has also contributed to several anthologies, magazines, and newspapers. Her greatest joy is helping others find their own voice to write their stories for their families and for the generations to come. She and her husband live in Spring Branch, Texas, and enjoy spending time with their three adult children, one daughter-in-law and two grand-cats.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface iv

Author’s Note vi

Life Lesson #1: Cherish Each Moment 1

Life Lesson #2: Make Wise Choices 6

Life Lesson #3: Know When to Get out of Dodge 12

Life Lesson #4: Never Say Never 21

Life Lesson #5: Know What You Want in Life 28

Life Lesson #6: Have a Dream 39

Life Lesson #7: A Little Ingenuity Goes a Long Way 47

Life Lesson #8: Life is Good 54

Life Lesson #9: Bad Habits Can be Broken 61

Life Lesson #10: Make Good Friends along the Way 65

Life Lesson #11: Know the Law of the Land 73

Life Lesson #12: Take Time to Bask in the Glory 79

Life Lesson #13: Thou Shalt Not Steal 89

Life Lesson #14: Be Content 96

Life Lesson #15: Patience is a Virtue 100

Life Lesson #16: It’s all in the Presentation 110

Life Lesson #17: Enjoy the Symphony of Life 116

Life Lesson #18: Reputations are Earned 123

Life Lesson #19: There’s Perfection in Imperfections 131

Life Lesson #20: True Love Shares the Pain 145

Life Lesson #21: There’s Nothing in the Dark that wasn’t

There in the Light 149

Life Lesson #22: Never Invent a Heritage 157

Life Lesson #23: There will be Detours and U-turns in Life 161

Life Lesson #24: Every Job should be a Job Well Done 168

Life Lesson #25: Life is Painful at Times 171

Life Lesson #26: We are all Heroes in Someone’s Eyes 180

Life Lesson #27: Learn Lessons on the Road of Life 189

Life Lesson #28: Make a Name in the World 201

Epilogue: The Good Life 203

Where are They Today? 211

Chapter Questions 214

Acknowledgments 222

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